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far is ft. mchenry from the city of baltimore itself? >> baltimore really is right outside our gate, but during the war of 1812, it was a good mile and a half, so this was really outside the city, but it was the key. it was the linchpin. it was the main defensive work that stood between the city of baltimore and the might of the royal navy. >> our guest is vince vaise, chief of interpretation of ft. mchenry just outside of baltimore. he's with the national park service and we ask you to call in with your questions, 202-737-0001 if you're in the eastern or central time zones, 202-737-0002 for mountain and pacific. vince vaise, as a stand there on the ramparts as you call them, tell us about the battle itself. how long did it last? how did it begin, and how long did it last? >> yeah. the battle was actually critical because from the angle you're filming me behind me is south, and on two weeks before the battle, you could see a glow in the sky. that was when the british captured our capital, washington, d.c., and burned the government buildings, so people were really glum. i mean, no o
: a 12-year veteran with the baltimore city fire department, simmons was arrested monday. wjz has learned he had been arrested for human trafficking and prostitution back in 2010 but was never charged. >> as of this moment, he has been suspended without bay -- pay. and we will begin our preliminary investigation into this situation. >> reporter: police also seized several computers, flash drives, condoms, and sex toys, from inside the warehouse. ian knoll runs a business on the ground floor. >> i never thought for a second that anything of this type of magnitude would be taking place. not here. >> reporter: 33-year-old franklin coit, a convicted felon, is also charged with running a prostitution ring and after-hours club. he, too, was arrested for the same charges in 2010. >> reporter: we've learned that simmons has been taken to central booking. he faces a number of state charges before the federal charges. and those in themselves include human trafficking, gun charges and of course those prostitution charges. live at city police headquarters, i'm jessica kartalija, wjz eyewitness news.
is asked to call the police. the baltimore city police officer is recovering after an accident. this was the view around 11:00 friday morning. the multi-vehicle crash. minor injuries but no word on what caused the collision. a maryland state trooper was flown to shock trauma after his car was forced off the road and hit a fire hydrant. it happened late thursday in mount berry. -- mount airy. he was responding to a call when a vehicle steered into his lane. he is being treated for a possible head injury. east money mystery just got a little more complicated. a six-inch water main broke inside the sinkhole. the department of public works says that 50 units will be without water until sunday. officials are working to get the area back up and running as soon as possible, but until then, the roadway will remain closed. bge officials have asked state legislators for a rate increase. the hike is needed to make improvements that would comply with the reliability and public safety requirements. on average, rake-payers will receive a $12 increase in their gas and electric bill. if it is
. most of the outages were in baltimore city and baltimore county. >> reporter: finally, relief from the heat, after more than a week of sweltering temperatures that killed at least 13 people in maryland and more than 45 nationwide. it buckled train tracks and roads. even softened pavement enough to get this jet stuck. >> does she wear glasses or contacts? >> and there could be more deaths, as final numbers are tallied and official reports are coming in from the medical examiner. the hot air fueled storms that left more than 7,000 people without power last week. and more storms last night, knocked out power again to hundreds after bge just finished restoration efforts. the utility will file a report with the public service commission, which regulates it, within three weeks about their response. and the psc will hold hearings over whether it was appropriate. many won't soon forget those stifling temperatures. >> i'm really glad that there's air conditioning. >> a lot of people are sick of it. >> it is for now. but summer is only just beginning. >> reporter: construction work continues
remains in the cecil county jail on the $200,000 bond. >>> baltimore city fire chief jim clack makes the decision regarding his controversial pay raise. his new contract gives him an 18% salary jump by 2018. the move has caused an uproar in the fire union since it comes as some firecompanies are being closed. today, chief clack says that firefighters do not get their pay raise, he will donate his to the city fire department's fire foundation. >>> well, we are enjoying another day of beautiful weather. lots of sunshine, with some scattered clouds. not too hot out there. just really perfect. meteorologist tim williams is updating our first warning conditions. >> >> we are looking at high pressure solidly in control in our forecast. but we have rain not too far from the south. but what that means is that clouds have been cast in our direction as a result of all of that shower activity and storms. all along that stationary front. that front was our friend. it's the front that changed all of our dynamics from the 100- degree temperatures a week ago. but it stalled to the south. clouds and
of his car, skidded out of control and died. police say speeding is to blame. >>> grading baltimore city schools. new numbers show a slight improvement in education. but there is still a long way to go. wjz is live. rochelle ritchie is at city school headquarters in east baltimore with the results. rochelle? >> reporter: well, denise, the results are mixed and show the challenges ahead. >> reporter: superintendent dr. andres alonzo reveals the results for the 2012 assessment test. the results not wad but -- not bad but not good. >> reporter: the numbers matter. and they matter tremendously. >> reporter: baltimore city school's numbers remain fairly dorm ant to last year. math scores in grades 3 through 8 are up two percentage points in 2011, where 62% of students scored a proficient or advanced. this year, an increase of just 63%. >> summer school last year was all about math. because we knew that math was the subject that we needed to make the progress. >> reporter: focusing solely on math. the scores for reading was decreased nearly 2% from 69% to just under 68%. >> for new entrants in
. >>> stunning allegations against the baltimore city firefighter. police say 29-year-old jamar simmons was running an online prostitution ring and illegal after-hours club. a second man is also charged in the case. simmons worked for the city fire department since 2000. wjz is gathering more information. we'll have a live report coming up at 5:00 and 6:00. >>> sounds like a terror plot from a movie. using remote-controlled planes, packed with explosives to blow up buildings. now a plea deal in the case. andrea fujii is following the story from the newsroom. >> reporter: resjuan ferduss is expected to plead guilty to two charges in federal court. he was arrested in september after undercover agents, posing as al qaeda members, gave him 24 pounds of fake c4, a powerful explosive. prosecutors allege he was going to pack remote-controlled airplanes with the c-4 and bomb the pentagon and u.s. capital. under the plea agreement, fairduss will spend 17 years in prison. >> defense attorneys say fairduss has a history of mental illness. >>> crews are getting to work replacing an aging water main
is being transformed for an international soccer match. >>> baltimore city neighborhood. from city blight to city bright. i'm pat warren, coming up on eyewitness news. the legacy of william donald schaefer. >> it's definitely a hit to my dignity. >>> i'm adam may. the growing calls to raise minimum wage. that's coming up. >>> watching for storms. what's in store for the rest of the week? don't miss the updated first warning forecast with bob. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> it is overcast with storms in the region and 89 degrees in central maryland right now. the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. there are growing calls across the country and right here in maryland to raise the minimum wage. today, struggling families take on politicians, deadlocked in how to fix the economy. adam may has more on the impact and the debate. hi, adam. >> hi, kai. yeah, over the last few years, politicians have been at odds over how to fix the economy. and meanwhile, the working class has become the working poor. >> reporter: baltimore packed city hall. brses bruce gross recently lost his constr
before it decides whether to reassess baltimore's population. >> city planers estimate baltimore could gain or lose $90 million in federal funding, defending how the bureau responds. >>> for the first time in more than two decades john hopkins falls from the number one ranking. hopkins was demoted to the number two spot this year. it's massachusetts general claiming the top spot this year. hopkins is still ranked number one in five specialities. >>> today the red cross is asking for your health. our recent storms and the blazing hot temperatures that followed have left the red cross in need some assistance. to find out how you can help go to wjz.com and look for this story in the local news section. >>> a young girl plunges from a third story window air conditioner and a good semertian comes to her rescue. here is mary butbala -- bubala with amazing video. >> video shows a girl jump or fall from a third floor, caught by a good semertian. >> i heard somebody banging at the door stating my daughter was outside on the air conditioner. i had no idea what was going on. >> she said her autis
were allowed back to their homes and businesses according to baltimore city fire there were no injuries no property was damaged. >> thank you. >>> hear from business owners and residents all new at 5 and 6:00 p.m. >>> maryland man police say was planning a deadly work place attack could be held for a week before he is charged. adam may is live with more on neil prescott. >> the 28-year-old is being held involuntarily under going a psychiatric evaluation he was taken into custody friday after miscot threatened to shoot up the business. police found more than two dozen weapons inside his apartment along with thousands of rounds of ammunition they believe he was upset because he was recently let go from his job. >> thank you under law prescott can be held up to a week before charges are filed. >>> the search continues for the man who abducted vi ripken at gun point this man, kidnapped her from inside her garage last week. ripken was tied up, put into the backseat of her own car and driven around baltimore and hartford county she was not physically hurt but anybody with information, are ask
to determine if alcohol and drugs are a factor that claimed the life of a baltimore city man. marcel donnell smith was traveling southbound on 83 when his motorcycle collided with a car. he traveled at a high rate of speed. he had some marijuana in his position. person in car was not injured. >> now the scandal that has rocked penn state. sports analyst bob costas says today that the university needs to suspend its football program for at least a year following the release of the free report. that report is the independent investigation into penn state in jerry sandusky's sexual abuse of children by lewis freed. and found that coach joe paterno hid accusations. he said if the university doesn't take action against football program, the ncaa will. >> but if they play come september at penn state, something's wrong. >> as for joe paterno's legacy, costas says that free report does irreparable damage. he said they enabled sanduskies abuse. -- sandusky's abuse. >> as the race for the white house heats up, the obama and romney campaigns are accusing each other of lying. the obama campaign says it
their presence at local theaters. >> i get it. it makes sense to me. >> reporter: baltimore city is county police are saying people heading to the movies should expect to see more officers on patrol. >> just simply a precaution and extra resources. >> reporter: police don't know of threat to local theaters, movie-goers were happy to see the extra security. >> whether it happens for the first time or copycat. >> reporter: this security expert is saying that consumers can do their part. >> if they feel in their guts and observing something that is unusual, they should notify authorities immediately. because the little pieces might say lives. >> reporter: and theaters are making steps to make sure that people feel secure. amc released this statement. >> that is the best thing. people want to go out and enjoy themselves. >> reporter: some movie theaters are doing bag checks. reporting live, monique griego, eyewitness news. >> all right. so, again, here's what we know right now the suspect is 24- year-old james holmes. he had four guns and 6,000 rounds of ammunition that he purchased on the
city, two deaths in baltimore, montgomery county. hartford county had one heat relitted death. >> -- related death. >> got to be the worse i've seen. it's almost unpredented. >> now everyone is trying to stay cool and waiting for this heat wave to end. >> reporter: the city had been distributing bags of ice and ice water the try to keep people cool. back to you. >> bge says -- excuse me. remember that we're always on any time there's severe weather. you can go back to wjz.com to see your own live look at doppler weather radar. >>> investigators are trying to determine what started a fatal house file. it broke out in the ann arundel on the bay community. firefighters say they found a woman inside the house. medics say she was pronounced dead at the scene. >>> in a recent spike in crime at georgia tech is pushing the students to want to carry weapons on to the campus. a number of students and even some parents have signed an online petition to be sent to governor deal. three students were just robbed off campus. recently a student woke up inside his dorm room with a gunpointi
shot and killed by baltimore city police. it started at the 7-11 on reisterstown road yesterday. a man had a semiautomatic gun and when officers arrived he took off. they chased him to 5100 block of arbutus avenue and he was still carrying the gun. >> at this point the officer fired his weapon once shooting the suspect. the suspect died in the local hospital. >> this morning the suspect has been identified as 22-year-old davont everyone bowman. we have learned the officer is a six-year veteran. >> also in the city a man is recovering after police say he was shot in the biceps. apparently he was walking with a friend when two machine showed up and pulled a gun and demanded money and made them take off their clothing. one tried to run away and was shot by the suspect. in baltimore county a bid was discovered in the woods in north point. county police tell us somebody found the remains behind the exxon gas station. officials say it looks like a man's body and it has been there quite a while. the remains were taken it the state medical examiner's office for further investigation. to the ra
in baltimore city and the county as well as part of anne arundel county. baltimore city police were forced to block off a number of intersections because of flooding. >>> the parents of an 8-year- old prince william county boy are charged with felony child abuse. amy and matthew sweeney of net hollow court in bristow were arrested after the child turned up at a house on glen meadow lane and appeared to be lost. the boy had severe bruising all over his body. they believe the abuse happened on a constant basis. the child is in the custody of child protective services. >>> 5:04 now. 9 wants you to know there are new allegations of misspent tax dollars by the general services administration. the inspector general is now launching an investigation into a reward and motivation conference the gsa held in 2010 at a marriott in arlington. the one-day conference allegedly cost taxpayers almost $270,000. here's what some of the investigators think the money was spent on. $41,734 for travel, more than $34,000 to rent the venue, $28,364 for a time and temperature picture frames, $25078 for 4,000 drumst
it was the crime was bad. >> at that time baltimore was the number one for killing city in america. to overcome that and rise above that and sit here and talk to you and try to describe that atmosphere to you, i'll be here all day. >> i want to talk a little bit about what i think a lot of people talk about which is your grandfather who's been described as your best friend. you were about to reach the pin cal of your career when he died in the commission of a crime. and i was surprised how it didn't make you turn angry and bitter. that surprised me a lot. most people that would -- never get over that and become hardened people and you haven't done that. why not? >> i was. >> you were a mad person? >> no question about it. i was young, you know, i just committed to go to wake forest, signed my letter of intent, probably the happiest day of my life. spent the night with my grandfather and the next night found out he had been murdered. i was bitter. i talked to my mom about when you're a kid you make rational decision, i don't know if i can hope anymore, my grand dad is at every game. and i questi
report extreme heat contributed to the deaths of 23 people in maryland, baltimore city reporting more than any other jurisdiction. >> almost everyone of those heat related deaths have been people ages 65 and older, which is why health officials says the so important to check on elderly family members and neighbors. >> when we are over heated, our hearts have to work harder, our lungs have to work harder, and it is harder to catch up, and get to your normal baseline when we have extended days of heat. >> reporter: it is also a cruel summer for road crews working with hot asphalt. >> feels like you are in an oven coming from the top and bottom. >> reporter: they know the worst will be yet to come. >> a lot of hot days lately probably more to come, come august. >> reporter: that is for sure. it is going to get worse likely, later on this summer. local hospitals, report a spike in emergency room visits every time, the temperatures climb like this, so these guys back here in the pool have the right idea back to you in studio. >> you have earned an opportunity to get wet yourself cool off.
september the 4th. >>> baltimore city department of public works is urging people to begin conserving water due to a po even if shallly dangerous water main. it runs under the tracks in southwest baltimore and carries the water to anne arundel and howard counties. using a robot, serious rust damage was spotted inside the pipe. further testing will begin in a few hours. it comes from northwest baltimore. and today the four people charged in the videotape beating of a tourist have pled guilty in the attack. two pled guilty to robbery. two others pled guilty to second-degree assault. parsons was sentenced to one year in jail. carter and davis were seven tenned -- sentenced to time served. >>> a big money deal for the preakness winner i will have another. he has been sold for $10 million. the owner says he sold the ber di and preakness winner to a horse farm in japan. i will have another was retired with a tendon injury before he had a chance to run at belmont and perhaps take the triple crown. crown. now he will be a stud on a ,,,,, beep-bop-boop-bop boop-beep. [monotone] she says, "switch to
baltimore city heavy bands of rain moving across there. a little closer in 695 along 83 heavy rain but sliding towards the east white marsh is showing heavy rain. we sit at 72 in town. 74 in dc easton at 75. and scattered showers will continue through the morning. and 87 mostly cloudy and a shower gusty thunderstorms. now over to lauren with a check on traffic. >> reporter: delays on 95 due to a crash along the northbound lanes at the harbor tunnel throughway. no problems to talk about traveling through the fort mchenry tunnel or harbor tunnel. heading out to the west side of the beltway and it's going to be crowded on the outer loop from 795 down towards route 40. and checking in and looking live at the beltway in overly at bel air road no problems to report. we will be nice and easy ride up towards 8 3. an accident on glen arm road. keep in mind at gun powder road. megan over to you. >> all right. thanks. >>> this morning there's going to be a meeting in northern virginia the topic of discussion the restoration and future of the chesapeake bay. the meeting of the bay's program ex
will be in effect. the state department confirmed eight more heat related deaths. two in baltimore city, two in baltimore county, two in ann arundel county. >>> 6 0 days, that's how long the governor is giving a plan of energy advisors. the damages caused by the storms and widespread outages led to the governor to issue an executive order given the energy leaders a mandate to come up with a plan. >>> in a few hours we should find out whether a special session will be h -- held to expand gambling. stay with wjz >>> president obama had an event in new orleans. he was speaking to members of the national urban league. >> you're competing against people in beijing and bangalore. they're not hanging out. they're not getting over. they're not playing video games. they're not watching real housewives. >> there you go. the president of the united states knows what real housewives is. we did it we broke america. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." >> i was wondering if you had a favorite real housewives story to share. charlie goes i'll pass. >> one of the main mysteries in the penn stat
stories this morning. baltimore city police are investigating a shooting in northwest baltimore. police say a man was shot multiple times just after 3:00 on saturday morning in the 3500 block of west belvedere avenue. the 21-year-old hit in the face and body and was taken to an area hospital and is in critical but stable condition. detectives are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact the northwest precinct. y multivehicle car accident sent many people to the hospital. this morning, there is no word of what caused that crash. meanwhile, howard county police have identified the man killed in a car crash in ellicott city. the accident happened around 1:45 saturday in the 9500 block of old frederick road. police say an 87-year-old's truck ran off the road and struck a tree. he was pronounced dead at the scene. officials say that the accident was partially caused by the driver's failure to reduce speed on wet roads but that crash is still under investigation. and a programming note to pass along, lieutenant governor anthony brown will be our q&a guest in the next hour
in the plane. he survived and is recovering. >>> underarmor honors a baltimore city schoolteacher for refining what it means to be a woman athlete. she trained girls for 10 weeks until they would run 1 mile. she gets an underarmor sponsorship deal that includes training and athletic gear. stay with wjz 13, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> jeff daniels approves. he says good music. welcome back to "cbs this morning." we've been watching jeff daniels in memorable roles for three decades, like "dumb and dumber," "terms of endearment" and god of carnage. >> he takes on the role of an anchor man with personal demons. >> your father, he was an abusive alcoholic. >> i didn't say that. >> but he was, right? >> you got that in the 40 minutes that i've been sitting here that seemed like a week and a half? can i have a prescription now? >> he hit you? >> come on. >> he hit you, right? >> how many times did you see goodwill hunting? >> he hit you, yes. he hit your mother. >> yes. >> you have a brother, two sisters. he hit them, right? >> look, he didn't hit anybody once i was old enough to hit him back. >> jeff daniels
for good. one more is set to close in october and baltimore city mayor stephanie rawlings blake is adding a 2% raise on chief clack's contract. >>> today howard county executive ken olman is holding a news conference talking about how the county is now prepared to implement the affordable healthcare act. he's speaking about the new tools to educate people under the new healthcare law. time to go back to new york now for more of good morning. one more check of your weather and traffic coming up in about a half an hour. have a great day. >>> he came up out of the water, like superman or something. waving to us, saying hey. >> that is an amazing survival story that you're going to hear. a teenager, and that's his friend talking about he came out of the water like superman. he faced down a massive alligator. barely escaped with his life. he is speaking out this morning. i've already heard him talk. i'm telling you, he's so inspirational. >> unbelievable what he does. and his quick thinking saved his life. >> sure did. >> even though he lost his arm. >>> a mystery out of north carolina. a woma
the total of heat related deaths to eight, three from baltimore city and the fourth from montgomery county. head to abc2news.com for a list of all the locations of cooling centers. >>> traffic alert to tell you ability, delays along york road, a water main bustled twice, but it's been fixed. we're talking about warren and shawon roads, one southbound lane will be closed until the road is completely repaired. that could impact your commute. we're out of time. we're going to send you back to new york for good morning medical care, we'll have another update coming up. [ cheers and applause ] >>> look at that. big soundcheck. what do we call them again? >> lovatics. >> demi lovato fans, swarming central park. we count down to the superstar. as good and inspirational as we have, taking center stage there. in just a bit, the summer concert series rolling merrily along, as we wish you all a very good morning. robin and george, taking time off. amy robach by my side. >>> the divorce battle between katie holmes and tom cruise is heating up. surprise, surprise. did katie take a cue from tom's two ol
award the six medals. >>> a baltimore city man is behind bars charged with murder. two men got into an argue. brown stabbed a man. >>> and stay with us, maize news station. up next, emily has a sneak peek inside the pages of her late [ female announcer ] the coffee house. the lines, the cost, the hassle. ♪ express yourself ♪ [ female announcer ] why not try coffee-mate? with over 25 delicious flavors for a fraction of the cost of the coffee house. add your flavor, with coffee-mate, from nestle. the first time i saw fios, it was absolutely amazing. for years and years we had to put up with cable. once we got fios, it was like somebody like took our computer shook all the junk out of it. [ male announcer ] don't settle for the same old cable technology. now you can move up to verizon fios with no annual contract required for just $99.99 a month for a year you'll get a fios triple play and our whole home solution -- including a high speed wireless router plus a new multi room dvr and hd set top box free for 6 months. with fios the internet was five jab
the weekend. >>> spend ing millions to make biking more safe. baltimore city is $1.5 million. part of the grnt money will go to way to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists. stay with wjz 13, maryland's news up. up next the mishap that closed down an international airport. the world's first dmroeting,, [ male announcer ] now at your neighborhood subway: the new santa fe steak melts. get extra grande flavor with the santa fe steak & bacon melt or add egg for a santa fe steak, bacon & egg melt, perfect for breakfast or any time of day. subway. eat fresh. >>> this brand new roller coaster in vallejo, california, a ride to thdo nowhere sunday. it stranded a dozen riders two hours. rescuers in buckets brought them water finally the ride was restarted backwards and brought the riders safely to the ground. welcome back to cbs "this ought morning" from the cbs broadcast center in los angeles. >> were you thinking, i love a roller coaster and would love to do that. >> i did. i do love a roller coaster. from anywhere -- i do love roller coaster. >>> boeing's brand new 787 passenger jet facing new trouble
and 76. 73, baltimore and 76 in ocean city and into hagerstown. into the cooldown and you will night temperature this afternoon. >> we'll take this rain and there some thunder, too. >>> and that hot is causing major problems. the road buckled from the heat. according to the maryland state highway, the lanes were reopened for the morning commute. >> time now to check in with julie wright. >> we find our lanes are opened traveling around the cap to beltway and that is working in your favorite at this point and there is no problems to the west and to centreville. no trouble spots to report and you continue on northbound i-95 and making your way from the occoquan and 395 and that is still in the clear to hyatts town and into clarksburg and that is a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> and thank you. >>> the cleanup efforts -- forts are underway in fredericksburg, virginia. >> melanie alnwick is live with the latest. morning, melanie. >> reporter: and there is that chance to look here and this is that ford explorer here and that windshield is broken here and looks like something bounc
of the people of baltimore and maryland, we are honored as a city and state to usher in this international by centennial commemoration of the war of 1812. very shortly we will sign a declaration appropriately -- a declaration of peaces, of our people's coming together as we have for the better part of our -- of more than 200-year history together with our neighbors in canada and great britain, and i especially want to thank the commanders of nine other nations whose people sent their beautiful, tal ships and crews to be a part of this commemoration, and i would like to thank each of you. we are kicking off what will be a two-year celebration, and i want to especially thank the united states navy, secretary ray mabis. we could not be more proud of our men and women of the united states navy and marine corps, and the demonstration that you have made here with your personal involvement and commitment has really been outstanding. there many moments i will remember spending time at this fort. congressman burger and john sarbanes with us, i think we share a love for this place. one of the memori
at normal service for friday morning. to start off to ride on i-95 between richmond and baltimore we give you the green light. about a 20-minute ride. good between dale city and the beltway. also out of fredericksburg to dale city -- it takes you 28 minutes. on good shape on i to 70. good shape if you are headed across the bay bridge. now, the latest in a news. >> a couple of hours until we find out the cast of season 15 of "dancing with the stars." these contestants will not be strangers to the dance floor. >> the upcoming season will be made up of past contestants. abc will announce the cast at the television critics association. season 15 kicks off september 15. >> it 1 not be long. "gray's anatomy" fans see a new departure. >> eric gain has played the role since the show's second season. last season he saw his lover die after the crash. in a season, dana says he is extremely grateful for the experience and the memories. he will have a proper sendoff when it starts in september. >> it is 75 degrees outside. >> still ahead, a new request from the man convicted in michael jackson's death
miles from baltimore, but i wanted to relate a story if i might about the city which is also in our county of hartford county and whether or not eustice added any part into her book about the chesapeake bay and the admiral who came into the chesapeake bay and the upper part of the flats, as we called it and stormed the city of haverty grace and the british, of course, there's a wonderful story about the lighthouse keeper, commodore, john o'neal who was taken prisoner by the marines that left admiral's flagship. they burned about 60% of haverty grace, leaving only 40% standing. supposedly those of the elderly or the infirmed were left standing and the episcopal church has the brick where you can see the musket balls had hit and the story of matilda, commodore john o'neal's daughter rode out to the flagship and commodore or admiral codburn was so impressed by her ability to come out and want to take her father back because she'd been taken prisoner that the admiral actually released her father to her and in the historical museum in maryland they have a small snuff box today that was t
henry? >> the british originally didn't want to go to fort mchenry to capture baltimore and then changed their minds. it took almost a week for them to change their minds. had they gone immediately, many baltimoreans forecast that the city -- afterwards, even in correspondence before the battle of northpoint, that baltimore would have fallen. they were unprepared. they were demoralized. what happened after washington, it galvanized americans. everybody wanted to pay back. especially those who had been in the area. so when the british descended on baltimore, three weeks later, after having been in washington, there were 15,000 defendants. they'd swarmed in from surrounding counties and eastern pennsylvania and virginia. old men, young men. it was raining hard. the eastern hills, which were heavily fortified, were slashed with sudden trenches and even though the men were wet and tired and hungry, they were itching for payback. that's what it did. it fired them up. >> we talk about the burning of washington and wonderful pictures we have seen from the national portrait gallery but the building survived
the coast. getting some rain in ocean city. dry around baltimore. we could see a shower or thunderstorm pop up this morning or afternoon. 17 in westminster. 70 in rising sun. 30% or 40% chance of a thunderstorm most likely this afternoon. high temperatures between 84 and 89. little change in the forecast tomorrow and thursday. 30% chance for a thunderstorm. it will get warmer by the end of the week. 90s on friday and saturday. another chance for rain early next week. ♪ >>> good morning. it is the 31st of july, 2012, and what a pretty view that is, checking out a bird's-eye view of our home in london's olympic park. and that beautiful olympic cauldron that so many people have come to see courtesy of our friends at goodyear. and back here on the ground, you can see we have a big, loud, boisterous, happy, patriotic crowd. it is drizzling a little bit. good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie alongside matt lauer and al roker. and, guys, are you excited for tonight? >> a big night for jinl nastices. >> huge night for women's gymnastics. for the first time since the magnificent seven in 19
hard now across much of howard county, maryland. this is headed to the city of baltimore. if you're traveling this morning and going up i-95 be ready for rain chances for sure. forecast for today, present of clouds around, a passing shower cannot be ruled out this afternoon. today's highs upper 80s. >>> well, there's going to be a lot of hit-and-miss showers today. if you want help for your daily forecast hour by hour, go to weather.com. >> catching up with the rolling stones, who have been rocking for a half century now. and should you lease or buy your next car? we'll weigh the pros and cons of each option right after this. as fibromyalgia, thought to be the result of overactive nerves that cause chronic widespread pain. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves. i learned lyrica can provide significant relief from fibromyalgia pain. and for some people, it can work in as early as the first week of treatment. so now i can plan my days and accomplish more. lyrica is not for everyone. lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor righ
oklahoma city to baltimore. record breaking heat now linked to two deaths in chicago. this as severe storms ripped through tennessee killing two people and knocking out power to thousands. >>> and thanks but no thanks. the lifeguard fired who leaving his zone for a rescue was offered his job back. why did he turn it down? we'll explain today, july 6th, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today," live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and welcome to "today" on this friday morning. i'm natalie morales. >> i'm willie geist in for matt. more on this morning's jobs reported in a moment. meantime the brutal heat wave that's gripped much of this nation expected finally to come to an end this weekend. >> you may be feeling the impact of the summer scorcher long after this weather cools down. we'll explain straight ahead. >> new details on that fourth of july tragedy off new york's long island, three children killed when a yacht capsized. this morning we'll hear from the man who was operating the boat at the time and lost his nephew in the accident. >>> then on a lighter note, we'll s
of the board of baltimore. in fact, i ran for office 22 times. i was elected 20 times and defeated twice. i worked for the county. i've worked for the city. i have worked for the state. and you will probably remember that i tried to get a job down in washington, but something happened to me at that time. ♪ ♪ >>> all summer on sundays, american history tv presents "the contenders." this 14-week series highlights key political figures who ran for president and lost but who nevertheless changed political history. our program with al smith airs again tonight on american history tv on c-span3. next sunday, we continue our "contenders" series featuring wendell willkie who ran against fdr in 1940. watch "the contenders" each sunday at 8:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m., and 10:30 p.m. through labor day weekend. >>> up next, at the organization of american historians meeting in milwaukee, new york university professor linda gordon discusses birth control in america. she argues that birth control in the u.s. wasn't controversial until women became politically active and seeking the right to vote in the 19th c
weather. we'll see the pick city today. it just happens to be the fabulous baltimore, maryland. 90 degrees and mostly sunny. on the radar, showers and thunderstorms making their way through mid section of the country. through the southeastern atlantic coast. we have a risk of strong storms in the lower mississippi river valley and the upper midwest. gorgeous in the northwest with sunshine. that extends down the west coast. look for moisture bringing showers to >>> and that's your latest weather. >> thank you, al, for the great weather report. >> thank you for the chance to do it. >> when we come back, a guy who played a prominent role in friday night's opening ceremony. we'll talk to him. >>> and the american woman who just became the first american to win a medal in five straight olympic games. we'll tell you her story right after this. all over my body. it just wouldn't go away. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia, thought to be the result of overactive nerves that cause chronic widespread pain. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves. i learned lyrica can provide significant relief f
past the 100-degree mark in many cities over the weekend. shot up to 97 in baltimore. so hot in fact people were lining up for those much-coveted bags of ice. more now from abc's ginger zee. >> reporter: it's an epic heat wave. >> i think it is too hot. i am not a heat person. >> reporter: 105 in atlanta, georgia. 103, raleigh, north carolina, 103 for birmingham, alabama. big numbers under a huge heat dome. it is not a technical term. here's what it is. a high-pressure system that settles in and barely budges. here's how it works. high pressure compresses air to the ground increasing the molecule's energy and that warms it up all around us. that's the science. here's how it feels -- oppressive heat with no break. a gigantic fan offering relief at a golf tournament in atlanta. for this pup, it took an icy the -- icy treat to cool down. in atlanta, it was one too many overheated innings, the nationals pitcher pulled out of the game with heat exhaustion. across the river in new jersey, paramedics were responding to emergency heat-related calls, barraged by 20 an hour. >> we see a rise i
the breaking news we first brought you last hour from northeast baltimore. captain jeff long is in sky chopper 13 above it with more for us, captain jeff. >> hartford road remains closed in both directions here at clear view avenue just outside of city limits. we have two work trucks here and then just to the north of them on hartford road a seriously damaged silver sedan. a driver of this sedan was put into an ambulance. we believe they are in ran ambulance that's still on the scene. a lot of bystanders here, there's a fifth vehicle. we're not sure this taxi is parked in a strange angle it's been here the whole time. we'll keep watching this. i'm captain jeff long, back to you. >> it is a bad accident, captain jeff. thank you. >>> the man accused of killing 12 people in a colorado movie theater is back in court. family members and victims looked on. edward lawrence has the latest for wjz from the courthouse. >> reporter: james holmes stared straight ahead as prosecutors charged him. >> 24 counts of murder in the first degree, 116 counts of criminal attempt to commit murder. >> reporter: the c
's check your weather. we'll see our pick city of the day today just happens to be the fabulous baltimore, maryland. mostly sunny. temperature of 90 degrees. as we show you on the radar, we've got showers and thunderstorms making their way through the midsection of the country. through the southeastern atlantic coast. we have a risk of strong storms in the lower mississippi river valley and the upper midwest. gorgeous in the northwest with sunshine. that sunshine extends down along the west coast. look for >>> 8:09. good monday morning to you. temperatures are going to soar today from yesterday's highs about five degrees warmer. you'll notice that difference especially inland. sunol, not much of a marine layer left as that sunshine starts to really set in. temperatures are going to get warm today, even in san francisco. look at this. 74 degrees there. 78 in santa cruz. and 85 degrees in san jose. even warm enough for that air conditioner. you'll need it. 95 degrees today in livermore. 89 tomorrow. cooler for the weekend. >>> and that's your latest weather. >> thank you, al, for the great
-70, we had a crash on southbound 29 at baltimore national bank. 22 miles per hour on the outer loop. continued closures in the city due to a sinkhole on monument street. let's take a live view of traffic. here is what it looks like on the harrisburg expressway. delays from timonium to the beltway. j.f.x., pretty good shape into account. john has a check and a forecast. >> we are beginning to pick up a few clouds around big area. storms approaching frederick and into the east. rain is moving in in the next hour or so, and during the rest of the day, a chance for rain as well. is up.nt forecast for today, scattered showers and thunderstorms. we look at the seven-day forecast. strums on friday, temperatures back off a little bit. by and large, the weekend looks great. by the time we hit wednesday, chance of summertime thunderstorms. >>> back now in london on a thursday morning, it's the 26th day of july, 2012. there is the famed tower bridge and something about al. he had a thing for the george washington bridge back in new york and now he has decided he wants to open the tower bridge.
as this morning. down at the beaches f you are in ocean city, a real good thunderstorm at the moment. teaches reagan national, much cooler than yesterday. 75 right now. warm and humid but feels a lot better. 77 fredricksburg. 73 in baltimore. afternoon high temperatures for the first time in about 12 days will not touch 95 or better. the highs today only 85 degrees with lots of clouds around. it should feel more comfortable this afternoon. could be a shower later today. more details on the five-day coming up. let's do traffic and see if things are slowing down on the roadway. w if you are traveling on 95 this morning. accident activity in newington tying up the left side of the roadway. be careful here as you travel off the overpass here at 7100 trying to merge to 95. accident activity, stay to the right in order to get by. on the other side of town, lanes are open top stretch of the beltway between general park and bethesda. 270 south of 28 heading through rockville, the lanes are open. the earlier crash in the local lanes has been cleared. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >>>
your weather. we'll see our pick city of the day today just happens to be the fabulous baltimore, maryland. mostly sunny. temperature 90 breeze. with ae show you on the radar, showers and thunderstorms making their way through midsection of the country. also along the southeast atlantic coast looking for wet weather. we have a risk of strong storms in the lower mississippi valley. gorgeous day in the pacific northwest and plenty of sunshine, and that sunshine extends down along the west coast. look pour monsoonal moisture in the southwest bringing showers to phoenix. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning. we've got a little bit of humidity in the air, and some sunshine, and temperatures are in the low 70s. much of the region now. storm 4 radar showing one shower along the baltimore waterfront and in the northern neck of virginia right there on the bay. those are slowly drifting so they may cause some temporary flooding where they're just sitting there and raining. later today partly sunny near 95. get a passi
in salisbury, 75 in ocean city. heat andnation anof the humidity could make it feel like the low 100. chance for thunderstorms today, especially south of the d.c. and baltimore areas. with all this heat, the atmosphere is unstable. as we head into >>> 7:30 on friday morning, july 27th, 2012. you are looking live at the olympic torch on the river thames as it completes the last leg of its epic 70-day, 8,000 mile journey to britain. it's at city hall where the flame will remain out of sight until the big moment, the opening ceremony. if the music doesn't get you excited, the torch will. >> you know, i have to be honest, i'm getting pumped. it's going to be an incredible show tonight between the creative part of it, the parade of athletes and the lighting of the calderon, the raising of the olympic flag. so i'm getting excited about it now. just ahead two big interviews from london. international icon david beckham will tell us how he's feeling with the opening ceremony and hours away first lady michelle obama will join us live. but we begin this half hour with one of the most anticipated m p
at the height of the storm, sunday morning. anne arundel county, here in the city, 48,000. total of 166,408 bge customers without electricity. >> last night family and friends of a baltimore county teen who died after a fight with an off duty county police officer, take theirs frustrations to the state's attorney offices. christopher brown died from asphyxiation. the officer has been indited on manslaughter charges the family thinks more serious charges should be lodged. >>> in westminster police looking for a man who assault add young woman near mcdaniel college the man approached the woman asking for a cigarette before slamming her into a stone column at that point she managed to runaway the man sought is also being described late 20s early 30s with a buzz cut. >> stay with wjz 13, maryland's news station, complete here you go little man. [ humming ] [ babbling ] the cheerios bandit got you again? [ both laugh ] ♪ the one
by the gunman only to be found 24 hours later near her home outside of baltimore. she says she doesn't belief her abductor knew she was part of a bass ball family. rick leventhal from the new york city newsroom. >> reporter: he apparently wanted money and a car but had no idea how valuable his hostage was. early tuesday morning a 74 man with a gun bound her hands and feet with duct tape, put some kind of mask on her and drove her around central maryland for almost 24 hours. then parked near her home. got out of the car and walked away. police apparently learned of the abduction when a witness spotted vi tied up in the back seat of a lincoln continental at a gas station some 13 hours of after she was taken. >> a guy saw her tied up, her hands. she said why is she tied up and she said it's my mother and she has alzheimer's and we have to keep her under lock and key because she wanders off. he thought it was suspicious and called police. >> reporter: vi said the man didn't know she was the matriarch of one of america's baseball families. her son is former baltimore oriole cal ripken nicknamed ir
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